Response from AIMS Ireland to several recent tragic maternal deaths in our maternity services’

Service users must be assured that our maternity services are safe and fit for purpose, and we would welcome an independent external review in all cases of maternal death in Ireland as well as the public inquests which are now mandatory.

AIMS Ireland reiterates lifting maternity restrictions is not confined to the continued presence of “one support partner”.

Press Release 6th October 2021 AIMSI reiterate the important distinction that lifting maternity restrictions is not confined to the definition of “the unrestricted presence of one support partner”. AIMSI wrote to clarify this distinction prior to the recent… Read More

Communication failures and transparency issues heightens continuing maternity restrictions row says AIMS Ireland.

Press Release from AIMS Ireland – Maternity Care Restrictions  6th October 2021AIMS Ireland calls upon Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly to publish the risk assessments underpinning the continuing maternity care restrictions for partners in labour and during other parts… Read More

MATERNITY USERS SHOCKED AT GROSS MISINTERPRETATION OF THE PRESENCE OF PARTNERS FOR THE FULL DURATION OF LABOUR BY “COMPLIANT” MATERNITY UNITS

Press Release from AIMS Ireland – Maternity Care Restrictions   The Minister of Health announced yesterday that 14 of the country’s maternity units were fully compliant with the national guidance and five were not. One of the key criteria… Read More

AIMS Ireland Seeks clarity on Health Minister’s request for compliance from Ireland’s 19 maternity units

AIMS Ireland welcomes the news that the Minister of Health has requested an immediate assurance from all 19 maternity units, that partners of pregnant people will be facilitated to accompany them for a 20 week anomaly scan. This is a… Read More

Nationwide protest against maternity restrictions in Ireland 

The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) will be staging a series of small in-person actions tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11th. In Letterkenny, The NMH, The Coombe and Our Lady of Lourdes. Protesters will gather, socially… Read More

AIMS Ireland call to action to end Maternity Care Restrictions

For the last 14 months AIMS Ireland have been requesting that maternity care restrictions which separate a labouring person from their support partner cease. There has never been any transparent publicly available risk assessment to prove that separating… Read More

End the maternity restrictions

AIMS Ireland have campaigned for evidenced based risk assessments to justify maternity care restrictions since they were first introduced in March 2020. We have been inundated with requests from maternity service users to advocate for the removal of… Read More

AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth

10th November 2020 AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth Pregnant people planning a waterbirth have contacted AIMS having been informed by their healthcare providers that waterbirth is no longer an option offered by the HSE. They have… Read More